Four gamblers drown

When the police raided a gamblers den at Lakkavalli near the reservoir, people started running helter-skelter.Gangadhar of Thirthahallilli, Dinesh of Doddagoppenahalli near Bhadravathi, Yogeesh of Jinkline and Rajani from Hiriyur jumped into the reservoir in a bid to escape. Three bodies have been recovered and search was on to locate Gangadhar.

The police arrested seven people and seized two vans, five mobile handsets and Rs 3,200 cash.

The main culprit Lakkavalli Nagesh is still absconding, the police said.

 “We have no information on how they jumped into the reservoir. When we conducted the raids, we could arrest seven persons,” District Crime Investigation Bureau Inspector Nityananda told Deccan Herald.

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